Blog Tour: Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens – Review + Playlist

Stephens_FuriousRush_TRPages: 384

Goodreads Rating: 3.86 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Sports Romance

Publication Date: August 23, 2016

Publisher: Forever Romance / Grand Central Publishing

Summary (Goodreads):

The first in an emotion-fueled, New Adult series from the #1 bestselling author of the Thoughtless novels!

Too fast, too furious—and way too hot to handle…

Mackenzie Cox has a lot to prove. Daughter of a racing legend, she is eager to show the world that she has inherited her father’s talent in the male-dominated sport of professional motorcycle racing. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonized by her rival team’s newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Plucked from the world of illegal street racing, Hayden immediately gets under Kenzie’s skin. His insinuations that Kenzie is a spoiled princess who was handed her career fuels her desire to win, and much to her surprise, Kenzie soon learns she performs better when she’s racing against Hayden.

As Kenzie and Hayden push each other on the track, the electric energy between them off the track shifts into an intense—and strictly forbidden—attraction. The only rule between their two ultra-competitive teams is zero contact. Kenzie always does her best to play by the rules, but when her team slips into a financial crisis, she has no choice but to turn to Hayden for help. The tension simmers during their secret, late-night rendezvous, but Kenzie has too much to lose to give in to her desires. Especially when she begins to doubt that Hayden has completely left his street life behind…

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My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

Pressure is on for Mackenzie / Kenzie Cox in the world of motorcycle racing especially she’s a daughter of a racing legend. For years, she trained hard to meet her father’s expectations and continue his legacy.  She remained focus and doesn’t let her emotions take over when her perfectionist father makes her feel her efforts are not enough.  It makes her uptight and cautious on everything she does.  Aside from that, Cox Racing – their team –  is suffering financially and barely holding on. She needs to win those races to attract sponsors and earn money. The last thing she wants is to be distracted by the sexy, charismatic, and hot racer of the rival team – Benneti Motorsports, Hayden Hayes. She met him on an illegal street race when her mechanic Nikki asked to come get her and needs an emergency cash. He was a popular, undefeated street racer. Being on a motorcycle team is a game changer for him to leave the illegal competition as per rules and not to damage his and the team’s reputation.

Mackenzie and Hayden shared an intense, sizzling chemistry that drawn them for each other.  However, they are not allowed to associate with each other because of the team’s policy. It’s entertaining to see their rivalry because it brings out the  tension which makes me more engrossed with the story. Undeniably,  Mackenzie and Hayden race each other better. They become more carefree and competitive on the track, so they decided to secretly practice as it will help Mackenzie to save her team. As this arrangement goes on, they were able to get to know each other and the romance sparks more. It’s nice to see them get along really well despite of the hindrances, also their bad impressions with each other faded. The setting of this book is well described and it makes me feel like I’m in the world of motorcycle racing (which I don’t know much about) and just let the adrenaline rush take over.

Furious Rush is great kick-start for a new sports romance series. The chemistry between the characters is intense, sexy and full of angst. They challenge each other to bring out their best potentials and no one is going to hold them back. I’m looking forward what lies ahead for Mackenzie Cox and Hayden Hayes. With that ending, I’m so pumped for the upcoming books! Kudos to S.C. Stephens for this novel!

Furious Rush Playlist

Furious-Rush-Quote-Graphic-#-1-2Add the playlist and listen to these songs on Spotify (click here) and feel the vibe!

  1. Miss Independent – Kelly Clarkson
  2. Life Is A Highway – Rascal Flatts
  3. Take Your Time – Sam Hunt
  4. U + Ur Hand – Pink
  5. Shut Up And Drive – Rihanna
  6. Somebody – Natalie Le Rose Jeremih
  7. Get Your Shine On – Florida Georgia Line
  8. Love You Like That – Canaan Smith
  9. Sunshine & Whiskey – Frankie Ballard
  10. Kiss You In The Morning – Michael Ray
  11. Lose My Mind – Brett Eldredge
  12. Get The Party Started – Pink
  13. On My Mind – Ellie Goulding
  14. Flying Away – Sheppard
  15. Get Out – Casey Abrams
  16. Faster – Matt Nathanson
  17. Let You Run – Mikey Wax
  18. Glow In The Dark – Skylar Grey
  19. I’m Good – The Mowgli’s
  20. Check Yes, Juliet – We The Kings
  21. Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
  22. What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber
  23. The Heart Wants What It Wants – Selena Gomez
  24. Burn – Ellie Goulding
  25. Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
  26. Wildest Dreams – Taylor Swift
  27. As Long As You Love Me – Backstreet Boys

S.C. Stephens CREDIT Tara Ellis PhotographyAbout the Author

S.C. Stephens is a #1 bestselling author who spends her every free moment creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance. In addition to writing, she enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family. She and her two children reside in the Pacific Northwest.

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